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Today's News

  • MW officials look to state to assist in traffic congestion

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — With little room to improve Highway 44 East, the city of Mount Washington is looking for advice on how to help the city’s sub-streets.

    The Mount Washington City Council held a special meeting recently to bring the status of the city’s roads to the attention of the higher-ups, in hopes of getting answers on what needs to be done to correct them.

  • Breakfast meeting leads to contract

     CLERMONT — At 7:44 p.m. on Thursday, June 15, 2017, something happened that didn’t seem possible a year or two ago.

    But, it probably a discussion over breakfast that led to this unexpected outcome.

    Thanks to the discussions over the past few months, members of the Southeast Bullitt Fire Protection District signed what the Southeast Bullitt Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department board did earlier in the week.

  • Tax rate will go to maximum amount

     CLERMONT — Property owners in the Southeast Bullitt Fire Protection District have had the benefit of very low tax rates.

    However, the tax rate will increase to the maximum of 10 cents on $100 of assessed property.

    A $100,000 home will now cost $100 for property owners.

    With a large surplus of funds in the bank, members of the Southeast Bullitt Fire District Board lowered the rates.

    When tax bills are sent out by the sheriff’s office in September, the new rate will be included.

  • Contract only five years; mediation over litigation

     CLERMONT — When the fire protection district was formed in 1979, a contract was established.

    Simply put, a fire district board was formed to collect tax dollars from property owners.

    That money would be turned over each year to the fire department.

    Over the years, the contract has been amended and interpretations have been given.

    Over two years ago, with the Southeast Bullitt Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department under immense heat, a legal challenge to that contract was made.

  • Louisville felon guilty of drugs, firearm possession

       LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr., announced the guilty plea of a Louisville felon, to possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine and to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, in United States District Court before District Judge David J. Hale.

  • Bullitt teachers among those honored by annual Campbellsville Univ. event

     CAMPBELLSVILLE – Kentucky’s 2017 Elementary Teacher of the Year, Kellie Jones of Taylor County’s Intermediate School, urged the teachers to whom she spoke at Campbellsville University to “keep your passion for teaching” and “Students today need passionate and energetic influence in their learning and in their lives.”

  • Mayor has plenty of plans for Shepherdsville budget; special meeting Tuesday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- With a general fund budget increasing by approximately $200,000 in the upcoming fiscal year, mayor Curtis Hockenbury has a few places he would like the council to spend it.

    On Monday, Hockenbury presented the first reading and mayor’s  address on the 2017-18 budget.

    But, before council members are ready to put their stamp of approval, there will be a special meeting at 6:15 p.m. on Tuesday, June 20, to discuss any final changes.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning June 18, 2017

     Inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances may occur, so the information below is strictly of an advisory nature and is subject to change with no notice.

    Pothole patching, sweeping, drain & ditch cleaning, pavement marking, and maintenance crews may work on major interstates in the Louisville Metro area only during non-peak daytime hours and at night.  Motorists should watch for roadside maintenance and pavement marking crews on interstates and highways throughout the rest of the district on a daily basis.

  • Simpson Co. resident guilty of creating Molotov cocktails

     BOWLING GREEN – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. today announced the guilty plea of a Simpson County, Kentucky resident, to charges of making and possessing illegal firearms, commonly known as Molotov cocktails, before United States District Judge Greg N. Stivers, on Friday, June 16, 2017, in United States District Court.

  • Last Call?... Future of arts council not scripted yet

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The show must go on…but it must have seven dedicated people.

    That’s how many members will be necessary to continue the Bullitt County Arts Council, or the organization will fold at the end of the year.

    The council officially voted to disband by 2018, with the stipulation added that BCAC will continue with enough people in place to properly manage the group.

    “We’re at a concerning level,” announced BCAC president Donna Burke.